LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17:  Manchester United player David Beckham celebrates after scoring the third goal with a spectacular effort from the halfway line, during the Premier League match between Wimbledon and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on August 17, 1996 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Cooper/Getty Images)

After Charlie Adam's Stunner...Here's the 8 Longest Goals in Premier League History

​After Charlie Adam's thunderbolt against Chelsea, let's now recap at the 8 longest goals ever scored in the Premier League...

8. Wayne Rooney

Distance: 58 yards


Wayne Rooney's incredible strike against West Ham is the eighth longest goal in Premier League history at 58 yards. The England international showcased his ability and confidence by launching a huge strike from just inside the West Ham half.


The goal was even more impressive for the fact that it came off the bounce, although Hammers keeper Adrian can also take some of the blame for the United captain's strike.

7. Davd Beckham

Distance: 59 yards


The goal that first brought David Beckham into the nation's headlines, Becks hit this memorable strike from just inside his own half. The future England captain saw Neil Sullivan off his line during Manchester United's visit to Wimbledon in 1996 and decided to shoot.


The accuracy of the shot was incredible and Beckham repeated the trick whilst at LA Galaxy too, showing the world exactly why he is one of the best hitters of the ball in recent times.

6. Maynor Figueroa

Distance: 60 yards


Hull City left back Maynor Figueroa scored direct from a free kick at home to Stoke in December 2009. After seeing Stoke's goalkeeper, Thomas Sorensen, off his line, the Honduran sent the ball straight into the top corner from his own half.


The goal was chosen as Match of the Day's Goal of the Season for the 2009/10 season to no one's surprise and Figueroa, who scored this screamer during his time at Wigan Athletic, will never score a strike like it again.

5. Xabi Alonso

Distance: 63 yards


Previously, the longest goal from an outfield player, Liverpool's former maestro, Xabi Alonso saw Newcastle United keeper Steve Harper off his line  and proceeded to launch the ball forward.


Harper's slip didn't help matters, but it is a truly great goal nonetheless. The Spanish international also proved that it wasn't a fluke as he also scored from the halfway line at Luton in the FA Cup prior to this league fixture.

4. Charlie Adam

​Distance: 66 yards


The latest entry to this list and now the longest goal ever scored by an outfield player in the Premier League is Charlie Adam's epic goal against Chelsea for Stoke City.


The tenacious Scottish midfielder always had a reputation as a good striker of the ball, but his unbelievable lob of Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge enhanced his name even further.

3. Paul Robinson

Distance: 96 yards


The third longest goal came direct from a free kick during Tottenham Hotspur's home match with Watford in March 2007.


Spurs keeper Paul Robinson hit a free kick from inside his own half, which bounced up and over his England international rival at the time, Ben Foster. It wasn't Robinson's first goal, however, as the former Leeds stopper had scored from a corner earlier in his Whites career.

2. Asmir Begovic

Distance: 97.5 yards


Another monster of a goal from a keeper. Not only was Asmir Begovic's strike for Stoke City the second longest goal in Premier League history, it was also one of the fastest, with the goal coming after just 13 seconds.


Put under pressure from the start against Southampton at home, the Bosnian keeper thought to clear the danger early on. With some help from the wind, the ball looped over Boruc in the opposite end to give Begovic his first ever professional goal. 

1. Tim Howard

Distance: 102 yards


Yes, the wind did play a big part in this, but there is no denying the brilliance of this goal. Everton keeper Tim Howard booted a massive kick upfield during a league match at home against Bolton Wanderers in January 2012.


The ball then travelled nearly 100 metres before bouncing in front of and over Trotters' goalkeeper Adam Bogdan. As his Everton team-mates rushed over to celebrate with him, Howard must have realised he had entered Premier League folklore.